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Fly Fishing, etc.

Latest Blog Post<p>There’s a fine line between being a conservationist and being a zealot. That’s why both of my kids will be getting a refresher course …

Tenkara and Winter: A Perfect Pair?

Winter is a great time to go fly fishing. While far too many anglers are busy at the vice instead of on the water, trout keep doing what they do, …

Fishing

Pro Tips: The Keys to a Good Downstream Dead Drift

<i>[Editor’s note: A friend messaged me this morning, saying, “I went to your spot at the Mud Volcano on Tuesday, and there was a straight up 24-inch</i> …

Five Foolproof Strength Exercises

You’re in a slump, reading these words hunched over a keyboard or your smartphone. It’s habit that’s throwing your body out of whack and resulting in a musculoskeletal system that’s about as architecturally sound as that 1950s-era Springbar tent gramps left you.<p>“Our bodies adapt to the positions we …

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.<p>Running is great—but there a tons of guys out there who don't have the time or patience to take to the road and pound pavement.<p>For many, though, running sticks in their fitness repertoire because it burns calories better than just …

Exercise

7 Basic Tips for a Speedier Mac

A sluggish Mac is annoying. What good does it do to have the latest and greatest if it is going to run slow. There are some things that even …

You're Slouching. Take 5 Minutes to Stand Straight.

Sitting all day can have a serious effect on the body. In Part 4 of the <i>Natural Born Heroes</i> series, Christopher McDougall finds out how to correct all of that damage in just a few minutes a day.

Winter Trout Fishing Tips

<i>Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at ask@midcurrent.com.</i><p><b>Question:</b> <i>Tell me the truth. Is it really worth fly fishing in the winter?</i> …

How I Went From Couch to Half Marathon in 12 Weeks and Didn’t Die

According to the BBC, 36,000 runners are participating in the Boston Marathon today, 9,000 more than normal, and 500,000 people are expected to watch …

How YOU Can Run an Ultramarathon (and Still Have a Life)

<i>Psst!</i> Want to hear a big secret? It might get me banned from the cool table at my running club, but here goes:<p>Running an ultramarathon isn’t that …

Gear Review: Rottefella BC Magnum Rugged Nordic Touring Binding

Some cross-country bindings feel flimsy once you're off a groomed track. Not the Magnums. From Crested Butte to Quebec, this model was our testers' …

Skiing

11 Things Every Hiker Should Know About Fitness

1. It’s better to exercise a little, and often, than to do a lot once in a while.<p>If you push too hard in a workout, you’ll feel sore days after and …

Continuous Partial Attention

<i>What is continuous partial attention?</i><p>Continuous partial attention describes how many of us use our attention today. It is different from …

The Mindful Revolution

The raisins sitting in my sweaty palm are getting stickier by the minute. They don't look particularly appealing, but when instructed by my teacher, …

Reboot or Die Trying

One night, late in the summer of 2012, discussion at my dinner table turned to the venerable topic of What to Be When You Grow Up. My older son, Griffin, then nine years old, wanted to be an “underwater paleontologist.” His little brother, Huck, then seven, wanted to be a monkey.<p>“Do you know what I …

Gadget Review: MobileLite Wireless G2 Media Reader

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>On our most recent family vacation, we ran into an offline storage dilemma. My son wanted some movies on his mobile device and …

The Medicine Ball Wednesday Workout

If you’re going to have just one piece of fitness equipment make it a medicine ball. Nothing provides as much versatility or challenge. This short med-ball session targets all of your muscles (OK, most of the major groups), but with the bonus of having you fight through the pain when they’re …

A Water-Based Wicked Wednesday Workout

A pool can be a place to play—or a spot to give your body a total-body workout in just 15 minutes. How? By using water as resistance, you can get in a session that raises your heart rate and fries your core. Plus, your body gets a needed break from the pounding of your typical land workouts. And …

Shave a Minute Off Your 5K

If you're training for a 5K road race, chances are you're doing plenty of distance and tempo runs. But although these workouts will get your slow-twitch muscle fibers into shape, you shouldn't forget about your intermediate- and fast-twitch muscle fibers—especially if you want to get faster. <b></b><p>Many …

A Lower-Body Blasting Workout

You're not going to get anywhere without powerful legs. But to develop a truly powerful and resilient lower body, you'll need to pair explosive training with moves that force you to work across different planes of motion. The payoff: Your legs will be ready when the unpredictable comes your way. In …

Sandbag Your Workout for Maximum Strength

No matter your game, strength will make you better by helping you go faster, longer, or higher. The way to get stronger: Move something around, be it weights, rocks, trucks, doesn't matter. You can work on your overall strength with the simplest equipment—just a 50-pound bag of something you'd find …

The Winter Sport That Burns 1,500 Calories an Hour

Pedal through winter and go where no mountain bike has gone before, with the hottest trend on wheels<p>Ten minutes into my ride, I’m already sweating like hell.<p>I wasn’t expecting that—not on a 29°F morning with a biting wind.<p>But I also never expected to be barreling down a Nordic trail in Vail, …

FingerKey app lets you unlock your Mac using iPhone’s TouchID fingerprint sensor

A new app called FingerKey allows Mac users to unlock their computer using Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus.<p>That means you’ll be able to login to your Mac using your iPhone’s fingerprint sensor rather than typing in a password each time. The app takes advantage of …

10 Creative & Healthy Snacks For Kids

These healthy snacks are arranged in a fun and creative ways so even the pickiest eater will enjoy snack time.<p><b>Apple and Grape Cars</b><br>Cut apples into …

Bartender Picks: The Best Craft Distillers

We're seeing more and more small-scale distillers popping up around the country (and the world!)—but of course, not every newbie with a pot still is making delicious booze quite yet. With so many new products out there, it can be hard to tell which bottles are worth picking up. Bartenders get a …